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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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19 Jun 2018

German AfD accuses Merkel allies of copying tough line on migrants

BERLIN The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) accused Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies on Tuesday of copying its tough line on dealing with migrants, as the parties vie for votes before elections in the southern state in October.

15 Jun 2018

Germany's Merkel floats tougher stance in trade row with U.S.

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel hinted at a new front in the trade row with the United States on Friday, warning that Europe's strategic interests rode on the future of Europe's car industry and hinting at competition probes of U.S. internet giants.

07 Jun 2018

AfD urges German government to prevent euro zone becoming liability union

BERLIN Germany's largest opposition party has filed a motion urging the government to prevent the euro zone from becoming a union in which liabilities are shared out, three weeks before a European Union summit at which reform plans are due to be discussed.

06 Jun 2018

ECB to debate next week whether to end QE this year: Praet

BERLIN The European Central Bank will debate next week whether to end bond purchases later this year, the bank's chief economist said on Wednesday, a hawkish message seen preparing investors for another cut in stimulus.

04 Jun 2018

German government accuses far-right AfD of playing down Nazi era

BERLIN The German government condemned on Monday an apparent attempt by the co-leader of the anti-immigrant AfD party to play down the significance of the Nazis in Germany's history, and it stressed the unique nature of the Holocaust.

25 May 2018

German business morale steadies despite specter of global trade war

BERLIN German business confidence held steady in May after falling for five straight months, a survey showed on Friday, suggesting company executives in Europe's biggest economy are keeping their cool despite the possibility of a global trade war.

23 May 2018

Germany's far-right AfD offers members cash to travel to protest

BERLIN The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany is offering some members money to go to a rally in Berlin on Sunday where they will protest against mass migration and express their concerns about the future of Germany.

22 May 2018

German economists oppose 'high risk' Macron euro zone reform plan

BERLIN Prominent German economists opposed French President Emmanuel Macron's euro zone reform proposals on Tuesday, dismissing them as risky and saying that the single currency bloc must not become a union in which liabilities were shared out.

16 May 2018

Merkel backs Iran deal, cautious on euro zone reform

BERLIN Germany's Angela Merkel on Wednesday defended the Iran nuclear deal following its rejection by Washington, arguing the pact is the best way to tackle concerns about Tehran's role in Syria and its ballistic missile program.

16 May 2018

Merkel backs Iran deal, cautious on euro zone reform

BERLIN Germany's Angela Merkel on Wednesday defended the Iran nuclear deal following its rejection by Washington, arguing the pact is the best way to tackle concerns about Tehran's role in Syria and its ballistic missile programme.

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